DR test server
We have an upcoming DR test. For this I have installed BE 2010 on a test server (No licenses entered as to have full functionality). After the installation I copied some catalogs over to the test server to ensure I will be able to read the catalogs on the testbox. Having done so all the catalogs appear on the new server allowing me to browse all the different servers and backups jobs by expanding the dates. When looking at the detail pain after clicking on a specific job all the detail for the job is displayed apart from the one curtail part that is needed being the “Media Label”. After doing some digging it sounds like this is due to the db being blank. I have to copy the BEDB from the original server to the test box as per the below posts.
The problem on the new box is that the BEutility wont run. It is complaining about the vxACE_3I.dll not being present non the server. The file is in fact present. I have tried copying the file from the original server and pasting it where it is supposed to be overwriting the file present on the testbox. It allows me to do this for the vxACE_3I.dll file in the DLO folder but not for the one in the BackupExec folder. Not even after stopping all BE services and the BE SQL instance. It still says the file is in use by another program.
I have asked our DB guy to try and get this procedure done via some SQL commands which also proved unsuccessful. Can anyone tell me how to get around this please or even suggest a better way of preparing a DR box. Surely, restoring from tapes in the event of disaster should not require one to catalog all tapes in n newly built server. This would add days restoring a production environment.
I have already tried recreating all the media sets manually thingking that the media have no media to associate themselves with. No luck.
The testbox has been built to represent the original as closely as possible i.e.
Both servers are running the same OS 2008 std R2
Both servers has the same name
Both servers are running the same version of BE 2010 SP1.